Gilbert Melendez angered a lot of people, most notably Pat Healy, by withdrawing from the past several Strikeforce cards because of a lingering shoulder injury. It apparently paid off for him as multiple outlets are reporting that Melendez has received his first fight in the UFC.
Melendez is getting a shot at Benson Henderson on the San Jose Fox card for the UFC lightweight title at April 20’s UFC on FOX 7.
No confirmation from the UFC or either Melendez and Henderson at this point.
Tags: Benson Henderson, Gilbert Melendez, Mixed Martial Arts, UFC on Fox 7
Source: MMA Fighting